Oracle Enterprise & Enterprise Performance Management Products

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Oracle Enterprise & Enterprise
Performance Management Products

by Karen Spring

Docid: 00016780

Publication Date: 1903

Report Type: PRODUCT


Oracle offers a full suite of Enterprise Management (EM) and Enterprise
Performance Management (EPM) products, bolstered over the years by the strategic
acquisitions of Hyperion, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards, among other software
companies. The EM and EPM applications are designed to monitor an IT organization’s
performance and availability in order to support better-informed executive decisions.
This report looks at Oracle’s EM and EPM software in greater detail.

Report Contents:


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Software company Oracle offers a suite of Enterprise
Management (EM) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products for
monitoring IT organizations in order to support better-informed executive business


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Oracle’s EM software is the Enterprise Manager.
This application is designed to help private and public cloud-service providers
deliver cloud-based services at a faster rate. This allows them to free up
administrative resources, streamline IT management processes, and accelerate
cloud-based migration. Oracle’s EM portfolio includes the following software


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  • Cloud Management
  • Application Management
  • Middleware Management
  • Database Management
  • Hardware and Virtualization Management
  • Application Performance Management
  • Application Quality Management
  • Engineered Systems Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Heterogeneous Management

Oracle’s EPM suite, meanwhile, includes integrated,
modular software to support strategic and financial performance-management
processes. Its offerings include:

  • EPM Cloud
  • Planning and Profitability
  • Complete Financial Close 
  • Narrative Reporting
  • Enterprise Data Management

Enterprise Manager

Oracle’s Enterprise Manager (EM) includes
performance management software for overseeing applications,
cloud-based infrastructure, databases, servers, data centers, and middleware.

This family, which features technology acquired from companies such as Hyperion
and PeopleSoft, is designed to monitor an organization’s IT operations to
support better-informed executive decisions. It offers management capabilities
integrated into its applications and infrastructure; provides a console for
business visibility; and insight across an entire cloud-based stack.

EM offers the following products: Cloud Management, Application
Management, Database Management, Middleware Management, Hardware and
Virtualization Management, Engineered Systems Management, Lifecycle Management,
Heterogeneous Management, Application Performance Management, and Application
Quality Management.

Cloud Management. Oracle’s
Cloud Management was created to help establish and run a cloud-based
infrastructure. It includes features for self-service provisioning, policy-based
resource management, integrated chargeback, capacity planning, and physical and
virtual environment visibility. Cloud
Management includes an integrated console for testing, deploying, operating,
monitoring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting IT environments. It runs Oracle’s
stack-cloud environment, managing the operating system and database, and
features connectors and plugins to integrate with third-party systems such as
Cisco and Juniper firewalls, NetApp storage, and other management systems.

EM also supports multiple
architectures and servers in virtual and physical environments covering the
entire cloud lifecycle. It can model "as-a-service" offerings for
infrastructure, platforms, and databases, allowing users to define standardized
service templates and publishing them
as services, whether single-tier or multi-tier. 

Application Management.
Oracle’s Application
Management software offers management for Fusion applications, E-Business Suite,
Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD
Edwards. It provides support for end-user monitoring, service level
management, performance diagnostics and analysis, configuration/compliance
management, change management, functional/load testing, data masking/subsetting,
and provisioning. 

Database Management. Oracle’s
Data Management allows for planning, delivering, and managing an
enterprise-grade, self-managing database service. It offering monitoring,
diagnostics, and automatic tuning.

Middleware Management. Middleware Management offers a
single pane for managing Fusion Middleware with guided management workflows and
rapid diagnostics. This software is designed to help more quickly deploy
and provision private, pay-per-use middleware services and service-oriented architecture infrastructure.
This software was created to help deploy a
service-oriented architecture by providing management for Oracle
Fusion Middleware environments. It offers integrated availability and performance
monitoring, plus coverage for production diagnostics, configuration management,
lifecycle management, model-driven topology mapping, and BTM. This is available
for middleware software such as WebLogic Server, SOA Suite, and
WebCenter, plus select coherence, identity management, Web tiering, BI, and non-Oracle middleware such as JBoss Application Server and IBM

Hardware and Virtualization
This software
offers features for
managing servers, operating systems, virtualization solutions for x86
and SPARC servers, firmware, storage, and network fabrics. Oracle’s
Enterprise Manager Ops Center, which is freely available as part of the
support program for hardware customers, helps accelerate
mission-critical cloud-based deployments. This software offers physical and
virtual server lifecycle management through provisioning, patching, monitoring,
administration, and configuration management, through a Web-based user

Engineered Systems Management. Oracle’s Engineered Systems
Management includes centralized,
built-in, and integrated application-to-disk management for
system-health monitoring and performance views over Oracle Engineered
Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Exalogic Elastic
Cloud, Exalytics In-Memory Machine, and Big Data Appliance.

Lifecycle Management. Lifecycle
Management offers full-stack, application-configuration management, patching,
and provisioning for cloud-based and traditional deployment environments. This component is designed to
automate processes within a database or system, managing the overall lifecycle
of Oracle technology. The software eliminates manual and time-consuming tasks
related to discovery, initial provisioning, cloning, patching, configuration management,
and ongoing change management. 

Heterogeneous Management. Oracle’s
Heterogeneous Management offers features for streamlining IT operations with plug-ins for operating
systems, hosts, databases, middleware, security, network, servers, and
storage. It also provides bi-directional connectors for management
frameworks as well
as connectors for service desks.

Application Performance Management. Oracle delivers its APM
solution for custom and Oracle applications. It offers user experience
management, Java and database monitoring and diagnostics, infrastructure and
application topology, and application performance analytics.

Application Quality Management. To ensure quality, Oracle
offers a testing solution for Oracle Database, Oracle Packaged Applications, and
custom Web applications. Features include test management, functional testing,
load testing, test scripting, infrastructure testing, and test data management..

Enterprise Performance

Oracle’s EPM applications offer
an integrated, modular suite that supports strategic and financial
performance-management processes. 

EPM Cloud. Oracle’s EPM Cloud combines applications with
cloud-based delivery options. It includes options for Enterprise Data
Management, Complete Financial Close, Planning and Profitability, and Narrative
Reporting. According to the vendor, these applications offer simplicity of
configuration and quick ability to gain value as a result of pre-built content.
Customers can use them to extend and create new services. 

Table 1 illustrates the main products within the Enterprise Performance
Management line. 

Table 1. Oracle’s Main EPM Products
Applications Products
Planning and Profitability  Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud
– Provides both Excel-based and Excel-like modeling,
planning and approval capabilities and contains a calculation engine to
use to express various types of business logic. Users can create what-if
scenarios for analytics purposes. 

Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service
Delivers an out-of-the-box configuration framework coupled with four
business process frameworks: financials, workforce, projects, and
capital to align business planning. 

Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud – Offers data
management capabilities for automated data collection and mapping. A
management ledger allocation engine provides a framework for complex
business applications. 

Complete Financial Close Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close
– Oracle’s framework offers an application creation wizard,
automatic default intercompany eliminations, currency translations,
automated cash flow reporting, and more so that organizations can manage
their consolidation, close and reporting tasks. 

Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud – Designed to reconcile
and manage global account reconciliations, this product enables
companies to streamline and bolster performance through automation. It
consists of two modules: Reconciliation Compliance and Transaction

Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud – Encompasses all stages of the tax
provision and country-by-country reporting processes including tax
automation, tax data collection, tax and accounting calculation, and
reporting and analysis.

Narrative Reporting Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting
– Provides a flexible method to streamline the narrative
reporting process with mapping features for summarizing low-level
balances, configurable auto reconciliation rules, and flexible formats
for each type of account. 
Enterprise Data Management Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud
– Manages enterprise data by aligning applications on an agile platform.
Key features include application adapters, import lists/hierarchies,
curating changes to enterprise data elements, and more. 


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Oracle’s EM and EPM products are designed for mid- to large-sized
enterprises. In particular, it supports the financial, healthcare,
manufacturing, higher education, and retail markets. 


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Oracle portfolio is designed to work with new and legacy Oracle software
environments. It operates with system platforms such as Microsoft Windows,
Solaris, HP-UX, and IBM AIX. Oracle should be contacted regarding platform and
other product support and integration issues.


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Oracle offers various forms of product support,

  • Premier Support – 24×7 technical assistance,
    proactive support resources, and product updates. For qualifying systems,
    customers can opt for Oracle Business Critical Service for Systems.
  • Advanced Customer Support – Mission-critical support
    services building on top of Premier Support. 

    • Systems Optimization
    • Expert Support
    • Transition Support
    • Mission-Critical Support
    • Managed Applications and Help Desk
    • Managed Platform
    • Security Support
    • Federal Managed Cloud Services


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Prices vary by deployment size and configuration.
Specific pricing information is available by contacting Oracle at (800)


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Oracle’s EM and EPM software competes with
performance-management packages such as IBM’s performance management software
and SAP’s Enterprise Performance Management. Other top competitors include
Workiva, Host Analytics, and Anaplan. 

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About the Author

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Karen M. Spring is a staff editor for Faulkner Information
Services, tracking high-tech industries, including network security, data
breaches and cybercriminal activity, CRM, network management, Internet security,
and software tools. She writes regularly on high-tech topics for publications in
the k-12 and higher education industry. Previously, Ms. Spring was a marketing
specialist for two computer distributors, working closely with such clients as
3Com, IBM, Okidata, Unisys, and Acer.

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